Saturday, July 18, 2015

RAIN! In SoCal In July!

In L.A!

Pretty unusual, and my rain gauge indicates about .18" since it started, which is a HUGE amount for us to get in July.

Hopefully we'll have a wet winter so we can catch up on the enormous rain deficit that we have.


Storm total was .30"


 Received another .23" on Sunday, bring the storm total to .53", and breaking the record that was recorded sometime in the 1800's.


  1. My local NOAA station is saying we have a good chance of a strong El Nino as we go into the fall/winter (our dry season). I'm pretty sure strong El Nino events bring more rain your way, right?

  2. Yep, we look forward to an "El Nino" winter to build up the snow packs, and partially replenish the aquifers.

    I was reading something the other day where parts of central Kalifornia have subsides several feet due to draw-down of the aquifer.

    The same thing happened in Signal Hill during the 1930's oil boom, where they pumped so much oil out of the ground that it subsided up to THIRTY FEET in places!

  3. We get three inches in about five minutes per storm...six storms a week. I'll send a bucket full your way. We have moss growing out of our butts. Seriously though, good luck, I know you good folks are in pain for rain.

  4. Thanks, Stephen

    "Extreme" pain is more like it....

  5. Congrats on the rain; we know you need it.

  6. Maybe if you had higher humidity? :)
    100mi south of SiGB and got 3.4" in a little shower yesterday in about an hour and a half.

  7. You'll need a few FEET of rain to catch up... But they are calling for a possible El Nino year.

  8. I think we'd need a few feet per year for 10~20 years to catch up!

    Hopefully it'll be an El Nino winter, and we'll at least get something back in the resevoirs, and in the snow pack.....


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